SLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 619 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2314 times:
I toured the museum in Sinsheim about a year ago. It was certainly worth the visit, and being able to see two SSTs in one place is an experience that is now unique to this museum.
That being said, I don't really care for the lack of preservation that takes place here. It IS amazing to be driving down the Autobahn and see the unmistakable lines of a large plane over a German village, but how long will this last with the planes out in the weather? Look at the condition of the other planes outside. They're in horrible shape. I have always thought the ideal display would be at an airport with a large glass wall facing the field (inside storage). I guess that takes money, and that's why (how) the planes do the advertising at Sinsheim.
Enjoy the museum, and anybody that has technical interests will enjoy the rest of the displays as well. I only had 4 hours there and it wasn't nearly enough time.
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FraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
If you really have to go from DUS it will take you approx. 4 hours by train with at least 2 train changes (more probably 3). The same time you need with a rental car. But at least you could enjoy the world famous German "Autobahn".
As Daniel said, it's a lot easier to reach the museum from FRA. By train it's only 1 hour 40 minutes. By car it's even faster.
If you have a bit of time left, you can visit another aviation museum in nearby Speyer or spend some time in Heidelberg, which is one of the nicest cities in Germany.
Setjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
The conditions of the planes at Sinsheim (and Speyer!) is just horrible. It's a shame that Air France gave one of their nicest airplanes to such a bad place. The whole museum is more like an amusement park than a serious technical museum (like the "Deutsches Museum Muenchen" / "Flugwerft Oberschleissheim" for example).
Rumor is that the Concorde will end up on the imfamous "poles" on the roof of the tin hut with the nose lowered. The chairman of the muesum thinks this is the nicest view of the Concorde. No coment!
I guess a children slide from the cockpit sidewindows is also in the planning...
Lan707 From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
I know both places and it a real shame in what bad conditon some a/c really
are (CSA IL-18 or the Air inter Viscount) Let´s see how long the Concorde or the TU-144 will last. In speyer it´s about the same. Poor LH B-747.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2150 times:
The Deutsches Museum would have been a MUCH more honorable destination for this aircraft.
I agree absolutely with you! What a joke that it is more like an amusment park and not like a real museum. I am planning to drive down to Sinsheim but now I will think about it again, I can imagine that it is quite annoying for an aviation enthusiast to visit the Concorde while surrounded by a buch of screeming kids.
Ramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2128 times:
I visited Oberschleissheim a couple years ago. I really like it. I heard they added more planes since then. It was a old US Army air base. I lot of cool things to see there. Its a pretty far walk from the S-Bahn station though.